IBM Integration Partner Technical Specialist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
The Partner Technical Specialist (PTS) role is a key part of the growth mindset defined in the new Go To Market (GTM) model.With rapid growth in demand for IBM Automation business, we are seeking an experienced and driven technical sales specialist who has robust technical and sales acumen with an innate aptitude to be a player coach with a dynamic team of technical sales peers in the US Southeast locations.This is an individual contributor role with a focus around building and scaling a growth business in IBM's National market in the Southeast USA both directly with customers and with ecosystem partners. Candidates applying for this role are expected to have strong technical experience with a track record for overachieving quota while focusing on client outcomes and customer success. You should be a self-starter who is prepared to develop and execute against an account plan, deliver proof of value and custom demonstrations of software, and consistently deliver on quarterly revenue targets.To be successful in this role you are required to possess both a business acumen and sufficient hands-on technical depth that enables you to drive an engagement at the CXO level as well as with IT leaders (Directors, VPs, etc.) and IT architects. You must be a strong and creative thinker who thrives in a multi-team environment and adopts all aspects of selling. You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and embrace change.
Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Partner Technical Specialist - Territory, your mission is to work with Ecosystem Partners to identify opportunities, and progress technical sales, resulting in client success and IBM Technology business growth in your territory. Additionally, you will identify opportunities to expand Ecosystem partner skills coverage for your specialty in order to scale success in your territory. Your understanding of the Ecosystem enables you to identify and involve the right Ecosystem Partners with the right skills for client and territory success. You will leverage your technical insights to work alongside our Ecosystem Partners to remove technical inhibitors and co-deliver demos with Partners, support partner PoX, advise partners on Solution Assurance, and progress opportunities to closure. You will engage with Partners and Clients with an opinionated point of view as an IBM technologist, practitioner and brand specialty solution expert. PTS-T is part of the overall Ecosystem team with overall responsibility to assist in the building of partner capability and capacity for sustained IBM growth.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Multiple years of technical software sales, software implementation, or technical practitioner experience in business automation, application integration and administration, Aiops or Devops
Experience driving new logo sales with ecosystem partners
Experience with IBM Technology solutions, IBM Hybrid Cloud strategy and a deep level of technical skills in the assigned brand specialty products.
Experiential selling including co-creation and hands-on technical sales methods such as: demos, custom demos, Proofs of concept, Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) or other technical proofs
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to collaborate effectively with Ecosystem Partners, clients and sales professionals.
Experience of successfully engaging with Ecosystem Partners and clients to identify, progress and win IBM Technology sales opportunities.
Experience of working in cross-functional teams, with Ecosystem Partners and a matrix management organization.
Build deep understanding and expertise of Ecosystem programs, Technology Sales roles, enablement offerings, tools and teams.
Demonstrate Entrepreneurial Territory Leadership.
Build deep brand expertise to assist partners to deliver PoX (Custom Demo, PoC, MVP, etc.) to progress opportunities.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Relationships with companies and partners in the US Southeast regions
Entrepreneurial or startup experience with proven contributions to growth
Technical experience with software competitors of IBM
Prior experience with IBM specific software in business automation, application integration, application administration, devops, or aiops
About Business UnitIBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company's Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM's global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients' growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.
This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.
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Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences
The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.
This position is eligible for participation in an IBM Sales Incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change. The compensation range listed for this position is the IBM Reference Salary that is used when you are not actively participating in a sales plan. Your actual base pay plus incentive opportunity will be determined by the Incentive Plan assigned to you.
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